I recently blogged about the wonderful event that Miss Chanel Clark, Founder and CEO of the Miss NYC Plus Runway Model Competition held on March 15. Miss Clark is now undergoing the task of trying to get signatures for a petition to get a plus size show during NYC's fall Fashion Week. The signed Petition will be sent to IMG World, the producers of Fashion Week.
Miss Clark writes in her plea to both IMG World and the Plus Community:
"I am pleading with you, to please acknowledge us during Fashion Week. We are not asking you to give us the whole entire tent, but rather, just a segment of one of the shows. If there was a runway built exclusively for the plus models, and if each designer contributed one designer outfit as a special "project" towards the benefit of size acceptance, I truly do believe that it would be an asset to Fashion Week. The time is now because the average size woman is a size 12/14, and we have spending power. We are tired of being ignored by the fashion industry. Please stop ignoring us, we want to be included. Curves are beautiful. Please give us a chance."
Isn't it time that we see real women and fashions for real women at fashion week? If you feel like I do, click here to view and sign the petition. When you do, be sure to put your real name and a positive comment regarding a plus size runway show at Fashion Week.
Thanks in advance to all who help Miss Clark in her cause!